You may not believe the study of, the knowledge of history is important. You may consider such an endeavor boring, of no value, not relevant. That’s too bad. Because there is no new thing under the sun. And men are doomed to repeat their continual errors due to our innate sinful, truly blind within natures.
Vainly imagining we are so much better, smarter than those which preceded us.
The U.S. Federal Reserve has been doing a bang-up job of imitating the 1923 Weimer Republic.
If unfamiliar, if imagining something that happened in 1923 has no bearing on what’s taking place in the autumn of 2021 I would suggest you take some time out finally and learn some history. It’s importance. How there is no broken thread weaving the fabric of history. Events that occurred 100 years ago, 50 years ago, 80 years ago, 800 or 2,000 years ago have a DIRECT bearing on what each of us believes, does, has, can do. How we live.
I had a cousin that sadly died of cancer a few years back. He was adamant [and thus ignorant] that in his words, “The study of history is the most boring thing a person can do. A waste of time.” Tragically the majority of folks I’ve known have the same thought with regard to history — though each person makes it, lives it, is contained within it, every aspect of our lives is dependent on history…past…present…and yes, future.
There is no what is now without what was then.
And it all goes well beyond the material.
All of the material, all of history is directly linked without any separation to the spiritual. Whether lacking and ignoring and denying the spiritual in every person weaving history — and EVERY PERSON that has ever lived, presently is alive, or is yet to be born and will live up to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ is a thread in all of history. And that single thread is importantly woven among, through, and with other threads.
Ever have a loose thread on an article of clothing. Ever pull it out? Cut it off? Notice anything in the garment afterward?
What has happened, what is taking place daily — WHICH IS NOT REPORTED BECAUSE IT’S ALL ABOUT DISTRACTIONS, ENTERTAINMENT, DENIAL, FANTASY, RELATIVISM — and there is no reporting the news, actual events of impact to the majority of people. It’s all about nonsense. Agendas. Indoctrination. In other words propaganda.
Well, something is always going on in the meantime, isn’t it? Just because something isn’t mentioned does not mean it doesn’t exist or isn’t happening.
The Weimer Republic. World War I how it ended [and has never ended as we all live with the continued aftermath of it whether acknowledged or understood] because it made World War II possible, which made the 1960s happen, which, well, here we are!
And it all goes directly back to Golgatha and the tree on which God was nailed and lashed to and murdered upon.
And it all goes back to the Garden, doesn’t it Joni Mitchell? Only not as in your latter 1960s hippie song.
The Garden of Eden.
And every thread, every person, every event since.
To where we are right now. Right where you sit. What you eat, buy, drink, do, how you live. What you think and believe.
And I’m telling you, folks, unless there is more attention to detail, more attention paid, eyes wide open, shedding of all the lies, dung, darkness, and distractions, and as an individual, you begin learning more history, the truth, and then respond accordingly?
It isn’t going to get any better. Ever.
Not here in the here and now or days to come materialistically, physically here on this temporal earth.
And more importantly, MUCH MORE IMPORTANTLY — not for or with your eternity.
Where your eternal spirit and soul will reside.
And while you may live in denial, crave the banality, join in all the insanity from this truth you may attempt to continue to run…
…but you cannot truly hide.
Just as no one can escape or deny history no matter what is said or thought.
There is no savior coming — other than the Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ. One more time. But if you wait until then doing nothing but the same?
Woe, oh, woe as it’s going to be the gnashing of teeth and a bitterness incomprehensible in this present passing realm.
It’s only going to get worse here on earth in this present and future realm however long it remains before the Lord returns.
Oh, sorry for the reality my friend.
History matters. History is EVERYTHING and EVERYTHING is history. Even each thought. And EVERYONE is history. No time machine. No degree of strong delusion will ever alter the facts.
Tear down all the monuments. Rewrite all the history books. Won’t change a thing really.
Just goes to show the massive level of banality, insanity, being given over to reprobate, wicked, unrighteous minds. Given over by God. Due to the blatant, visible, audible turning from Him and their love, lust, craving of and for sin above all else.
The Beatles once wrote a song with a phrase in it, “And in the end, the love you make is equal to the love you take,” Which was most likely composed during some drug-addled moment and is utter rubbish. Nonsense.
Want something real?
And in the end, the eternity you make for yourself depends on the truth of God, the history you make and stop living as such a fake deluding yourself it’s reality, or there is nothing after the physical body is no longer animated. Living.
Sure, not as catchy a phrase as the Beatles wrote, but it isn’t in a song. It’s in your life. It is all about each person’s life. Led. Or not led. And the history?
It all goes on.
What is done now — by each person — will be not only revealed but lived out then. Through eternity.
Well, lived out for those who receive the reward of eternal life in heaven.
Experienced as the second death by those rejecting God, rejecting Christ, rejecting the Holy Spirit. Not ever transformed into a new creature by the Word of God, faith in, and regenerated thereof by the Spirit of God.
All that is here, all the history, everything with and for and by everybody is temporal though imagined as the most real of realities.
Want to know what’s most real?
The spiritual realm. Eternity.
And there are only two possible outcomes in the end. Depending on the love you take or reject.
There is heaven.
There is hell.
Yeah, there is nothing else after you die…
…except a time, an eternity that will be spent either…
…or in hell.
A most important history for one and all.
In which history book lies your name?
What history are you making?
What do you believe? How do you live accordingly?
It’s only going to get worse here on earth. Do not despair. Fear. Get crazed and nuts about it. Do not worry.
Learn history. REAL history. Go to the only book on earth ever that reveals actual, factual past, present, and FUTURE history. The Hol Bible. The inerrant infallibly living and active Word of God.
No matter your past history.
Ask God to renew and regenerate you creating a new history for you, with you through the Supernatural power of His Holy Spirit to create in you a history more wonderful than any earthly event ever.
Okay, now read the news today, oh boy…
[and then, before the end? Seek out and read and mediate within and upon the Word of God. Seek the Lord. Diligently. Truthfully, Faithfully. Fully].
Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
ACP — A Crooked Path
Here’s Why U.S. Supply Chain Problems Will Only Get Worse
November 6, 2021
By Brandon Smith
Reprinted from Activist Post
It is an economic rule which free market philosophers like Adam Smith have tried to explain to governments and monopolists for centuries:
Less liberty and more centralization equals less production and less overall wealth.
Governments and central banks have sought to circumvent this rule by printing money from thin air, thinking that they can create wealth while at the same time suffocating public financial interactions and trade with authoritarianism. This, of course, only leads to inflation or stagflation, and thus wealth is never actually created, it is projected like a hologram in order to trick the masses into thinking that all is well – until everything breaks, that is.
Inflationary policies inevitably lead to speculation
To be sure, capital is concentrated under this system into the hands of a select few, but the currency itself is devalued swiftly and buying power is truncated. Speculative assets and many commodities start to see a burst of activity as the inflation grows out of control.
Some of these assets will implode eventually, especially those that offer no intrinsic value or utility, that were only ever purchased in the hopes of passing them on to a greater fool. Others will explode even higher. Essentially, bizarre bubbles in various sectors are in reality a warning of the inflationary crisis to come.
There are mainstream economists out there arguing that monetary policy decisions and authoritarian mandates have no real world consequences. The inflation is “transitory”, they claim. The public will “adapt” to the new normal and submit to the controls for their own good. Central bank stimulus will defuse all crisis events in the meantime and helicopter money will placate the citizenry. Throw the public a few scraps from the table and they will shut up and happily nibble.
These academic policy-makers and unelected bureaucrats refuse to see these speculative bubbles as what they actually are: Desperate moves to avoid inflation. No one wants to hold dollars when they can watch their purchasing power being destroyed daily, so they seek something, anything else. Eventually, most of these illusory safe-havens will collapse into worthlessness (how much will your Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT be worth next year?).
As I have been saying for many years now, an economic crash in the U.S. simply cannot be avoided, and it can only be hidden from public view for a limited time. And that limit is expiring fast.
Well, guess what? The crash is here now right in front of us and it is becoming obvious even to people who barely pay attention.
The “Everything Shortage” is the beginning of the end
For a while now preparedness advocates like myself have been warning about the incessant bottlenecks and weaknesses within the U.S. supply chain, a system highly dependent on “just in time” freight. It has been saddening to see our warnings go unheeded for so long. Now, the circle of idiocy is nearing completion and large elements of U.S. supply and trade are trapped, waiting on a handful of U.S. ports and a crippled freight network to process billions of tons in product before it can reach wholesalers and retailers.
And, it’s only going to get worse because the causes are not being addressed.
There are a number of reasons for the breaking supply chain, and it would not be fair to place all blame on a single culprit. However, the “perfect storm” we are witnessing is perhaps not as coincidental as it might appear. At the very least, government officials and corporate elites have known about the fragility of our supply chain for quite some time and have done nothing to remedy the situation.
Here are the primary time bombs within the supply chain as I see them…
A shortage of port workers
Labor shortages have been a cancer within our economy for the past 18 months and the ports are no exception. COVID-19 mandates and lockdowns have stifled business operations including those at “essential” services. In particular, it was the COVID-19 unemployment benefits and welfare checks that caused the bulk of our existing problems by paying workers far more to stay home than they would make on the job.
While federal COVID-19 checks have technically “ended”, some benefits are ongoing and state COVID-19 “benefit enhancements” are flowing through various channels such as SNAP. This is on top of regular state unemployment checks. So, even though federal programs have been slowing down, state programs continue which means many more months of labor shortages to come. There are numerous people out there that have not worked a job in over year despite the fact that job openings are ample. In May it was estimated that 30% of the unemployed representing around 9.2 million workers had been jobless for at least 12 months. And why not? Why work when the government pays you to do nothing.
Port worker shortages are ongoing due to a loss of employees at the beginning of the pandemic lockdowns that still has not been remedied. It is important to note that the states with the worst port congestion are the states with the most COVID-19 restrictions (blue states). So much so that red states are taking on extra port traffic to mitigate the congestion in places like California and New York, but they can only do so much.
Truck driver shortages
As with the port workers, trucker shortages are rampant. The industry estimates 80,000 to 100,000 truck drivers need to be hired immediately just to stave off the current backlog of containers at ports. At least 13 cross-country shipments need to be completed for each truck driver working today in the U.S. This means that at the current speed of freight deliveries they will never catch up to the backlog.
Trucks carry about 60% if all goods to retailers across the U.S., not to mention raw materials to manufacturers. If the trucking system shuts down, the economy shuts down.
Now we are getting closer to the root cause of our supply chain dilemma. Biden’s vaccine mandates and the COVID-19 mandates in general have been the primary trigger for the worker shortages. This goes for port workers as well as truck drivers.
Vaccine mandates are forcing workers in important infrastructure positions to make a choice – Stay at work and take a vaccine with no long-term testing to prove its safety, or, refuse and look for work elsewhere. Many are choosing the latter.
The brink of disaster
It is important to understand that in most of these industries a loss of only 10% of the workforce would lead to disaster. Right now, many ports and companies are looking at a worker loss of 30% or more. This would cause the supply chain to grind almost to a halt, and there’s nothing Biden or state government can do about it because most of these jobs are skilled labor requiring years of training and experience. There is no pool of skilled workers waiting in the wings to take these jobs. There is no contingent of national guardsmen qualified to fill them. There is no group of qualified foreign workers they can ship into the country to take up the slack who can also speak English well enough to function. There’s no one.
They might be able to patch together a facsimile of the former supply chain, but it will be a joke in comparison. Biden’s mandates can and likely will cripple U.S. freight and the economy overall, and maybe this is deliberate. Biden’s handlers and cabinet are the true policy writers, and they know full well what the damage will be as the vaccine mandates take effect and millions of workers refuse to comply. Either they don’t care, or, they hope to make hay with the ensuing chaos while blaming the vaccine refuseniks.
I suspect they did not think there would be so much opposition in America to the mandates, so Plan B is to spin the narrative to their advantage by crashing the system a little early. Resistance to the vaccine passports is necessary to saving our republic in the long term, but it’s important to realize that we, the unvaccinated, will be painted as the villains in the short term just for quitting our jobs or being fired for non-compliance.
The inevitable dollar devaluation and stagflation
The bigger problem which almost no one in the mainstream is talking about is the effect of money creation and price inflation on the supply chain. For one, helicopter money through stimulus checks has caused a flood of demand for overseas goods, which dilutes the buying power of the dollar because now there are more and more dollars chasing less and less available goods. The goods are becoming more valuable to foreign manufacturers than the dollars Americans are trying to trade for them.
Stimulus measures in the U.S. have the peculiar benefit of shifting inflationary damage offshore for a time, because the dollar is the world reserve currency (for now). Banks and corporations around the globe continue to hold dollars in reserve for future trade, but this could change quickly.
The Federal Reserve and the government have created at least $6 trillion in new money in the span of a mere 18 months according to official estimates. Foreign holders of dollars are losing buying power the longer they continue to keep these reserves. It’s only a matter of time before they begin to liquidate on a large scale. As this happens, all those dollars held overseas will come flooding back into the U.S. and with them comes crushing price bubbles.
I believe incredibly high shipping prices are in part a representation of dollar devaluation. If I am right, then shipping and container prices will remain relatively high compared to pre-pandemic and pre-stimulus levels even as retail demand falls. The falling dollar might not be immediately visible to the public or markets, but the supply chain burdens and price spikes will be punishing American consumers from now on.
Sheltering from the stagflation storm
The solutions are rather straightforward, but with far reaching social implications and a loss of power for the establishment, which is why they will never happen peacefully:
- End the COVID-19 mandates
- Incentivize manufacturing on U.S. soil
- End the Federal Reserve
- Return the U.S. to the gold standard
The powers-that-be clearly benefit from economic disaster in the U.S., so applying any practical fix would be contrary to their agenda. The more economically destitute a population becomes, the more desperate they are. The more desperate they are, the more they tend to submit to control on the promise that they will be secure in the necessities of life. A hungry citizen is a compliant citizen. And a broken supply chain is a great way to inspire such fear.
This requires actions outside of the system to insulate local and state economies. If the goal is economic instability through supply chain disruption, then Americans will have to create their own supply chains closer to home. This means local production and manufacturing of goods, localized trade systems, alternative currencies (backed by commodities) or physical gold and silver and resource management outside of federal regulations. In other words, complete decentralization is the answer to the conundrum of government imposed chaos.